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NBA odds preview - Celtics vs. Grizzlies

Boston CelticsMemphis Grizzlies
0-3November 04, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum1-2

The Grizzlies will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Celtics at FedExForum in NBA wagering action.

The Grizzlies sport a record of 1-2 and 0-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Celtics sit at 0-3 and 1-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-0 for the Grizzlies and 1-2 for the Celtics. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Memphis opened as -11.5-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 188 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Grizzlies rated this week at No. 11 and the Celtics sitting at No. 26. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 85-83 result in favor of the Grizzlies today.

Last time out for Boston, they were an 87-77 loser as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Celtics endured an 87-77 loss at the hands of the Pistons on Sunday, despite a 15-point effort from Kelly Olynyk at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

In their last action, Memphis was a 111-99 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Mike Conley scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Grizzlies to victory (they lost 111-99 to Dallas at American Airlines Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 25 in the league with 40.67 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 11 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 5.67 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 29 with 3.33 per contest.

Next up:
Boston at Utah, Wednesday, November 6th
Memphis at Charlotte, Wednesday, November 6th